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Business Analytics Certificate: Master Data Interpretation

The Business Analytics certificate provides students the skills to analyze, understand and interpret data. Based on statistical methods, business analytics searches for new insights and patterns in the data to improve organizational performance. This specialization is designed to equip students with business analytics and intelligence (BI) skills, which is a broad category of analytical techniques, technologies, and applications for accessing and analyzing data to help users make better business decisions.

As an added perk, once you apply for a certificate you are accepted into Ashland University's MBA program and can continue taking courses toward your MBA degree.

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Business Analytics Certificate Credit Hours Prerequisites
MBA 503 Operations Management 3 None
MBA 545 Business Intelligence & Data Analytics 3 None
MBA 546 Business Analytics I 3 None
MBA 548 Analytics Modeling for Decision-Making 1 MBA 546
Credit for Prior Learning

Have you already earned credentials in your field of study? Credit for prior learning allows students to earn credit for previously earned, industry-recognized credentials, providing students with up to 9 credits toward their graduate business degree.

Grow Your Career with an Ashland Graduate Business Certificate

Whether you are a new student looking to start graduate coursework with a micro-credential or an MBA alumnus looking to enhance your marketability, a graduate business certificate is a great addition to your academic and professional development.

  • Pursue a standalone certificate or integrate it into a full MBA degree.

  • If you already have an MBA degree, a certificate program provides in-depth coursework in a specific business content area.

  • If you’re interested in completing professional development or continuing education hours, completing a certificate program is a short-term goal with immediate ROI.

Expert Faculty

You’ll learn from world-renowned faculty. Seventy percent of our full-time faculty have doctoral degrees. They also have an average of 17.5 years of service at AU and they lead more than 11 different student organizations.

They are members in 25 different professional organizations, from the Academy of International Business to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners and everything in between!

Our faculty have earned a variety of specialized certifications, such as Econometrics (NABE) and Data Mining (SAS).

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Career Support

The university offers placement support, internships and career-oriented services to students who complete a graduate business certificate through the Career Center for Life Calling.

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